Whether attending college for the first time or planning on completing their education, public housing and Section 8 residents may be eligible for a $2,500 scholarship from the Housing Authority Insurance Group. THA residents have received these awards in the past.
50 scholarships are awarded annually to residents of HAI member housing agencies, which includes THA. Applicants must be a public housing or housing choice voucher resident for at least sixth months and must be U.S. citizen. Official rules can be found here.
To apply, visit the STARS Online website, select ‘Sign Up’ to create an account, answer the questions, and review the posted documents.
If you do not have access to the Internet, please contact HAI Group at 800-873-0242, ext. 639 or e-mail email@example.com for a paper application that can be completed and returned to the HAI Group office.
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Another scholarship is available for high school seniors, from the New York State Public Housing Authority Directors Association (NYSPHADA). The deadline for that scholarship is Feb. 8. Click here for more info.